Here is some more fun stuff for your review. Today is very pretty out but cold. I took a pic of the smoke coming out of our chimnney, but the wind whipped it away too fast, and you really couldn't see it... so you'll have to take my word for it.
So, it is cold and windy today!! Once Clay and I started working, however, I felt like it was the sixth day of my 5-day deodorant! We finished the sanblasting, scraping, wire-wheeling, pressure-washing, etc. We'll get a coat of Ospho on before this day ends. Rain will be coming in this evening (probably the same stuff Dave is dealing with now) and sticking around all day tomorrow. Why does it rain when I am off work!? Oh well... we really need the rain. The river is SO LOW that you have to roll around in it to get wet! On the with the main event...
Here is a shot of the undercoating that is on the grill. Was this factory??
The sandblaster that I have would not remove the heavy undercoat, so I used a stiff scraper. I put an edge on it before I started.
Besides more of the original color, does this yellow marking indicate that this grill came from a junyard?
This pic should be AB... After Blast!
A little fun! If only I had the skills...
Still not sure what to do about this tab. I think it was a poor design by Jeep to begin with. Is there somebody with AMC I can complain to!?
I mentioned winch to Clay and he perked up... so eventually we'll go that route. Depends on how much work he gets and how much welding tools he needs to buy. Should I remove it and weld a new piece of 16ga on??
What about these low spots between the fins? Are they supposed to be there? I haven't noticed them on other grills.
Body work by Kerr and Son...
More of the same...
Using Lineman's pliers to straighten the edges. The metal is very easy to bend.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention... Redneck Hammer and Dolly!
Ready for filler. There is still a spot in the bottom right corner of the grill. I don't have the ability to do anymore with it, so it will get filler. All in all, it isn't that bad, IMO.
Pressure-washing the grit and sand away.
Clay is assisting the drying process with air.
Jeep Jail Baby! Wish I could keep him there!
Cleaning up Jim's shackle hangers after Ospho. Prepping for primer and paint. Not sure what color we'll go with... thinking red.
I hope you have enjoyed the latest installment of As the Kerr World Turns!
More pics to come later of the Ospho. We are out of primer so we gotta make a run to town this week. After the grill is completed it leaves the windshield frame and tub. The windshield frame needs work. It is in the worst shape of any part on this Jeep. I have been inspired by Dave, Jody, Mike, Jim, and many others to weld it up. I CAN DO IT! Right?? I'm gonna try. I CANNOT wait... I cannot wait... I'll say it again... I cannot wait to get to the tub! Gotta eat lunch! Bye...